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the Staufer family origin

Wäscherschloss Castle

Wäscherschloss Castle; photo: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg, Achim Mende

Explore the past centuries

Wäscherschloss Castle, facade of the Wäscherschloss; photo: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg, Ortsverwaltung Ludwigsburg

Travel back in time

Wäscherschloss Castle, View out of a window; photo: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg, Julia Haseloff

Welcome

The site has survived the centuries since the Middle Ages in outstanding condition and is a prime example of a Staufer residence. Wäscherschloss Castle (Burg Wäscherschloss) was originally the outer fortification of Büren Castle, whose inhabitants later named themselves after Hohenstaufen hill: this is the birthplace of the famous dynasty.